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I have booked some private CBT however I worry if it will help.

I've spoken to a few over the years when I was 16 I got good CBT for anxiey in the nhs. Sadly I wasn't able to get anymore in adulthood.

So my experience of private I tried a free service last year chatted about my thoughts they only listened and said little back.

I tried a private counseller and yes again she let me speak said anxiety was common gave me a few sheets to help me deal with it and said I wouldn't benefit much from her help as she was expensive and told me try a free service. A few years earlier I tried someone who dealt in affirmations of life which kind of freaked me out and increased my fate and supersiton anxiety.

I had a breakdown too and required the mental health team to visit my house again I questioned life why did they come why did this guy come today and another day after. I had a pyciatrist one day then a nurse then a psychologist who said I was strong and said I would one day want answers to my questions and people who study psychology are obessed with life and meanings so that sort of freaked me.. for anybody who spent time in hospital due to anxiety or depression how common is it for these people who come out?

Also when I was in hospital I dropped about two stone due to hospital food I spent a week there and family quoted saying "he won't get back" at the time I was ill and I thought I died and I wasn't allowed back to life so every time
I hear beeps I freak out thing I'm on a hospital bed and my life was a dream. But yes the quote he won't get back do they mean I would spend my life on hospital like people who don't get out? Did they mean I would die? It makes me question solipsism more. When I was in hospital I became religious as thought I spoke to god but I realised the bipolar makes you think silly stuff. The doctors line at first said "acute stress reaction" then they decided it was bipolar why the misdiagnosis? Why did my work have to know my condition?

So yes that's my experience of talking to people many on here said it's best to seek CBT. At the time the doctors banned from going private as they said I wasn't ready. A few months later they said it was ok so like I say I tried a few..but my fear is they can mess with your mind and actually make your anxiety worse and try and explain there view on life for example affirmations? What's everybody thoughts on my experience?

Also I read avicii questioned his life and the outcome wasn't good. Is this to make me appreciate life or is it an illusion? or do you think it's a case of why we need to seek help for anxiety and we are all intact real? Also this flat earth thing is round the round at the moment too?

I was in hospital and came out one woman came to my house and I got a bad feeling or vibe off her so she couldn't come in. I never got why the hospital sent different people. They blamed someone being on holiday. That breakdown left so many unanswered questions about life.

But yes the CBT should be fine I want to chat to her about ocd. I'm
Not sure I want to go detail about the breakdown and meaning of life? I mean who can answer these do I need a psychogist or would this not help?

Like I say I would love more answers about treatment in hospital and why I was misganoised and lost two stone and they never seemed to care I worried I would die due to the breakdown. They did regular blood tests and weight checks but I would have thought if I was ill they would have moved me to another department. Maybe I wasn't at that stage.

I think hearing other people's experiences may help with my questions. I want to know was I meant to have this breakdown or was it self inflicted by the stress I put myself under?
 

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Hi there.

I found your post, somewhat difficult to follow. I'd like to help, or at least present my input, if i can. But not sure I understand what you are asking.

Are you asking about people's experience with CBT? Because I could tell you my experience, though from what I've read it's a minority opinion (I have nothing but bad things to say about CBT from a theoretical, moral, and practical perspective; it was the WORST form of therapy I ever had).

I could go into detail if you want, but as I said, I'm not sure what your post is asking from us.
 

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Yes I wouldn’t mind hearing about other people’s experience with CBT however I have many questions above about my hospital experience and why they misdiagnosed me?
 

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You mean, why did they "misdiagnose" you with acute stress reaction and not bipolar disorder?

Because you're making the mistake of thinking that psychiatry is like any other field of medicine, when it is most emphatically not. Psychiatrists typically base their diagnoses on one of two things: either the behavior that you were presenting at the time of the examination, or what treatments they want to try with You (I.e. If the want to give you a therapy that is recommended for depression, then they will diagnose you with depression in order to justify the therapy).

I, myself, have probably receiced 7 or 8 different diagnoses over my many years in the mental health system. My advice: try not to focus too much on the diagnosis.
 
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